Yes, it was a remarkable cold snap, but in what way?

Frequency of hot vs cold temperature records over the decades

[Update: it seems clear that records were broken after all as has been pointed out in the comments. So we are only left with Fox's reaction and youtube fog-pee videos. And let's face it, Fox's reaction was pretty predictable...] The recent cold snap was indeed remarkable and the media was buzzing about it for days.  … Continue reading Yes, it was a remarkable cold snap, but in what way?

AP Misreports Haiyan as Category 4

While reading an AP attributed article on Huffington post about Super Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), I did a double take at this paragraph: Weather officials said Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kilometers per hour (147 miles per hour), with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph), when it made landfall. By those measurements, … Continue reading AP Misreports Haiyan as Category 4

Inside the Corporate Media Pressure Machine

While this is not strictly relevant to climate (nor a new story), it is a very compelling and interesting illustration of why corporate media in general, and Fox in particular, can not be trusted with news stories where science intersects with an industry's profitability. As mentioned in the video, this is the incident which prompted … Continue reading Inside the Corporate Media Pressure Machine

(OT) US Press – growing a spine?

This is not directly climate related, but it does pertain to the media and its abject failure to take its responsibilities towards democracy more seriously.  Via The Huffington Post, I read these strong words from an angry press towards a secretive Whitehouse Administration: Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say … Continue reading (OT) US Press – growing a spine?

Ever wonder…?

Did you ever wonder just how it can be possible that the same, thousand times debunked, climate "skepticisms" keep re-emerging, month after month, year after year? Obviously, there are those individuals (like Singer and Soon), organizations (like HeartlessLand), and media outlets (like Faux News) who deliberately lie and misinform with no concern for scientific or … Continue reading Ever wonder…?